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Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen talks enlargement and launches the Citizen’s Initiative in the European Parliament this week

28-03-2012 09:29:00

Nicolai Wammen attends the European Parliament's mini plenary session in Brussels this week.

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Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen attends the European Parliament mini plenary session on 28 and 29 March and in particular participates in four debates on enlargement (Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey and Montenegro). He will also hold a meeting with commissioner Štefan Füle and sign EU legislation.

During the session, the Minister will launch the EU's new Citizen’s Initiative together with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and commissioner Maroš Šefčovič.
 
”We have taken important and very positive steps over the last few months in the Balkan enlargement processes. It is an important priority for the Presidency to create a positive momentum of progress in these negotiations. I would especially point to the fact that we were able to accord Serbia candidate status after we achieved  very real and important agreements in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. Now we have a whole new basis for progress on one of the most difficult issues and the EU's cooperation and dialogue with the countries is a key driver in this,” says Nicolai Wammen.
 
The European Parliaments session starts Wednesday 28 March and ends on Thursday 29 March.

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